Petzl Pirana Descender
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Petzl Pirana Descender
Buy Petzl Pirana Descender
Petzl's Pirana descender is one of the most popular figure eight style devices for arborists. The multiple horns on the Pirana offer a variety of braking options with varying degrees of friction. The Pirana can be installed on the rope without removing it from the harness, and thanks to the grommeted connection point, it stays in place on the carabiner to reduce risks associated with poor positioning. The Pirana helps prevent the formation of a lark's head hitch around the body and reduces rope twisting, without decreasing braking friction.
The Pirana will only accept carabiners with a diameter of 12mm. (Such as the Petzl Am'D).
Free Shipping Offer
WesSpur offers free ground shipping for orders that meet the following criteria:
- $100 or more before tax
- Ship-to address within the continental U.S.*
- Standard-size and weight items (no poles, reels of cable or rope, or other oversized / overweight items**)
The free shipping offer covers UPS Ground. UPS Ground runs Monday-Friday. Stump Grinder teeth and Chipper Blades eligible for the free shipping offer are shipped via USPS Priority Mail, in Medium Flat Rate Boxes. UPS Ground requires a physical address for delivery (no P.O. boxes).
- *Residents of Alaska & Hawaii receive the best shipping rates via USPS Priority Mail, and may request a shipping discount equal to the cost of sending a similar package within the continental U.S.
- **Oversized items, such as pole saws, will be charged a separate flat fee of $15 for shipping within the continental U.S. You may order multiple oversized items and they will be covered by the original fee. Other items on the order will receive free shipping if they qualify.
- **Overweight items, such as reels of cable, will be charged a separate shipping fee. Reels of cable typically cost $40-50 to ship within the continental U.S.
- **Reels of rope are charged a flat shipping fee in the continental US. Spools of rope up to 9/16" are oversized, & ship for $25 in areas covered by our free shipping offer. Spools of rope 5/8” and larger ship for $50 in these areas. Regular shipping rates apply in other areas.
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This Item Ships free!* No-hassle Returns Ask A Question
WesSpur is happy to offer returns or exchanges on any equipment that is still in new condition. Our return policy is fairly simple and is meant to make your life easy. All regular stock items in new/unused condition may be returned for a full refund less shipping within 30 days of purchase. We do not charge restocking fees.
WesSpur can not accept the return of any used equipment or special-order items.
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- 3 different braking positions
- 2 additional spurs for friction variation
- Tight fit with carabiner creates 'rigid' carabiner/descender unit
- Reduces risk of leverage on carabiner gate from bad positioning
- Individually tested
- 3-year Manufacturer Guarantee
|Pirana Min Rope Diameter
||Pirana Max Rope Diameter
|| 1/2” / 13mm
||Hot forged aluminum
||4 9/16" x 3" x 3/8quot;
||90 grams / 3.2 oz.
Safety & Technical Information
- Important Safety Information: When the device is not fully loaded, it is possible for other elements of the user's system (e.g. rope, Croll, etc.) to be positioned in such a way as to push on the safety catch and open the side plate.
Always take care to prevent elements of your system and other objects from coming into contact with the safety catch.
Petzl Technical Notices for Pirana
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released the ANSI Z133 safety requirements which apply to arboriculutral operations.
The Petzl Pirana is ANSI compliant.
The full ANSI Z133 safety requirements are available on our tree care standards page.